VINTAGE LARGE ORIGINAL Harry Fonseca Coyote Series MIX MEDIA SIGNED-CONTEMPORARY NATIVE AMERICAN ART. MIXED MEDIA ON CANVAS-UNFRAMED-EXCELLENT CONDITION.FROM THE ESTATE OF AN ECLECTIC COLLECTOR OF NATIVE AMERICAN ART. THE PAINTING IS 48 X 36. I DONT KNOW THE DATE.
THE PAINTING IS TITLED COYOTE AND THE PAINTED CAVE. AND IS WRITTEN ON THE BACK OF THE PAINTING. Harry Eugene Fonseca was an American artist.
Nisenan Maidu, Hawaiian, and Portuguese heritage. He was born in Sacramento, California. BOOK (INCLUDED) FROM THE WHEELWRIGHT MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN.When most of us think of Coyote in the context of our California Native cultures, we may think of the lessons we were taught through our creation stories. What we likely do not think of is Coyote taking ballet, playing the piano, or skateboarding.
But these are exactly the things Coyote does in Harry Fonsecas works. Fonseca, born in 1946, was of Nisenan Maidu, Hawaiian, and Portuguese heritage. He studied with Frank LaPena (Wintu-Nomtipom/Tenai) at California State University Sacramento. Fonseca is widely known for his Coyote series which he started in 1979 where he portrayed a traditional figure in contemporary dress and settings thus mirroring the experience of the modern Native American. Beyond the Native art world, Fonsecas work is seen as especially significant and important in contemporary art.Fonseca began the Coyote Series in 1979. The subject of these works is Coyote, the trickster and transformer. Fonseca re-situated this cultural hero into contemporary settings, such as San Francisco's Mission District. Coyote appears as an updated and sneaker-wearing Rousseau, holding his palette on a Parisian quay ('Rousseau Revisited', 1986), or a headress-clad and sneakered ('Coyote in Front of Studio', 1983). Coyote became an alembic through which Fonseca filtered his vision of the artist and the Native American in society.
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